It makes me look like an amateur reviewer....
to give so many 10s, but you deserve every one of them.
I cannot praise your use of camerawork enough. POV shots, overcorrected whip-pans, focus blurs, track shots, CUs, insets... It feels like a cinematographer was used rather than animating software. Just as Citizen Kane and Chinatown set benchmarks which all other cinematography is measured, Fallen Angel set the benchmark for telling a story through the medium of Flash animation.
And speaking of story, I can't help but acknowledge the Kill Bill-inspired montage. The dreary, tremolo-laden opening music playing over a backdrop of a rundown building in the middle of nowhere. And like The Bride, this blonde heroine finds herself outnumbered and outgunned. Also like The Bride, she kicks the shit out of all of them.
I, like everyone else, can't wait to see the entire movie. But even if you were to quit now, you would still be ahead by a longshot.
Why We Exist
The reason why we exist is not, as you hypothesized, hope. The reason why we exist is by our endless drive to produce offspring to continue our species. It is that hardwiring in our brains that produces all emotions, either directly or indirectly, through relationships and our pursuit for a higher standing in society which in theory leads to a better mate which produces better offspring.
As for free will, it doesn't make a difference to us whether or not everything has been predetermined or not because we are no clairvoyants. It would take an omniscient being that exists outside of time to interact with humanity at the dialogue level to let us know if we have free will.
And my thoughts about the origins of existence are as followed: yes, everything was a result of the big bang which was probably created by a chemical chain reaction. We are the product of billions of years of natural selection, producing the best of nature that we have ever seen thus far. But with the billions of solar systems in our galaxy alone, and with our greater understanding of the resilience of life, it is a safe bet that earth does not contain the only life. It is based on that hypothesis that makes me feel that we are less of an accident than previous thought.
You're My Hero
If you ever get the chance to do another one of these, you have to do the scene from the Clerks movie where the woman asks Randal about the two videos and he launches into that ruse speech. That is the funniest thing ever.
Great work on the drawings, it looks just like the comic/cartoon. Great lipsynching. You did such a kickass job. Kevin Smith would be proud.
I love you. :)
Oh, and I actually was going to do that scene instead of this one. Freaky. Still debating on if I should do that one in color.
Great Game but...
Antibiotics don't kill viruses, they kill bacteria.
Where Were You Able to Find These?!
I've looked all over for FF7 sound effects! Is there anyway you could point me to where to get them?? Thanks..!
Here is what you need...
1) tempo control
2) real drum sounds and melody loops
3) better graphics (im sure i am the 999999th person to say that)
4) descriptions for each block (having to drop each one to figure out what the hell it is kinda sucks)
5) a stop and rewind button for the timeline
6) maybe you could add more than one beat timeline so you can layer sounds. That will be especially cool once you get some melody blocks.
Anyways, this was a great idea with alot of potential. I hope you make another version.
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